Black Pepper = heat
Through the lens of Ayurveda, the heating and pungent properties of black pepper work to help metabolize food as it is digested in our system. The stimulating quality is also used to clear congestion in the respiratory system as well as other processes.
Choose organically grown black pepper associated with a fair trade cooperative is highly preferable to conventional pepper.
Black Pepper Aids Digestion through the lens of Ayurveda in rekindling agni, (digestive fire)
Black Pepper is an Antioxidant and helps in cold and flu remedies. Black pepper and honey is a traditional Ayurvedic approach to respiratory congestion, helping to expectorate and dry up mucus membranes (Frawley, 1986). In Western herbalism, it is used in antiseptic cold and flu preventatives like fire cider.
Pepper has cleansing and antioxidant properties, and helps to transport the benefits of any other herbs to the different parts of the body.
Black pepper is a warming spice and has a pungent taste. It is terrific for pacifying Kapha, and just a little bit helps pacify Vata. Black pepper should be used in moderation as it does increase Pitta.
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